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Human Tetris

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jan 9, 2008
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What do you do if you have a hundred or so friends with nothing to do, an auditorium, a video camera, and lots of free time on your hands? Well, I suppose you could always do this…

(Yes, yes, I know: Old news. You saw this ages ago. Your mom forwarded you the link last summer and it was old then, etc. Look, it’s new it to me, so there.)

Comments (25)

  1. Darin says:

    Old news. I saw this ages ago. My mom forwarded me the link last summer and it was old then.

    Sorry. Had to.

    And should I be so inclined, in order to finish this cliche comment, I’d have to mention comment position. But that would be over the top.

  2. ChattyDm says:

    Coolness and cleverness never gets old….

    First time for me… those funny French…

  3. GWvsJohn says:

    1) the person in charge is really bad at tetris

    2) at the 1:10 mark they make a mistake and a white brick on the left wall drop 2 rows on a single

  4. Joel D says:

    Thanks for saying both those for me, GWvsJohn – every time I watch, I complain about both those things.

  5. Phlux says:

    Never seen it before…but everyone should make sure to check out the other videos in the series. He’s got one for Pole Position and also pong.

    The “music” and sound effects with his mouth are the best part.

  6. mark says:

    Damn, GWvsJohn beat me to it on both points…

  7. Rich says:

    @ Darin. “But that would be over the top.”

    No. That would be at exactly at the top. ;-) But thanks anyway.

    Edit: Hey, cool edit feature. Thanks, Shamus.

  8. pdwalker says:

    Never saw them before.

    Thanks for pointing them out

  9. Corsair says:

    Man, that guy is horrible at tetris.

  10. Snook says:

    I like time-lapse, and this is somewhat like it…

    Seen it before, of course, but that’s true for most internet memes.

  11. Deoxy says:

    new to me, too, actually (but I generally avoid YouTube, etc).

    Oh, and I plan on finally trying out that new edit feature everyone keeps commenting on (though I’m halfway expecting it to be one of those “in” jokes – that people are just hitting new line and typing “Edit: blah blah blah”).

    Edit: like this.

    Nope, it really is real – nifty! (and a good job on it, too – allowing editting without requiring login – write this one yourself, too? Or did you find it somewhere?)

    Oh, and the author-save part seems to be failing – it may be that it’s requiring URL (when the regular comment does not).

    ooOOOOoo!!! You can even close your browser and come back and edit! Very, VERY nice! IP address based? Very cool, however you did it.

  12. Davesnot says:

    …(ducks behind the desk).. never really was much for Tetris.. Cool video, though.. I can’t believe they had me watch a whole game.. akk!

  13. Aelf'en says:

    I spent more time in college playing Tetris than going to my classes. I’ve never seen that video before. LOVE the sound effects! Thanks Shamus!

  14. Celti says:

    I’m highly amused to say this. but my mom actually *did* forward me the link last summer.

    And it was old then, yes.

    Whoa, editing. It occurs to me that this wasn’t last summer, but actually last November, but I’m in Phoenix, so the seasons kinda blur together.

  15. Avaz says:

    That was actually kind of cool. First time for me, too.

    I also watched the Pole Position one, and I gotta say, it brought back memories, man. Really.

    Plus, those guys (and gals) REALLY had too much time on their hands, but God bless them for our enjoyment. :D

  16. MOM says:

    I just stumbledupon this video 2 days ago. I thought I’d send it to you but I then figured it was old and you probably saw it last year. Did ypou look at the video I DID send you about the inner workings of a living cell?

  17. Davesnot says:

    I liked the PONG one.. I like the credits listing the Pixels… creative.

  18. krellen says:

    Without the guy “bum”ing the music, it wouldn’t have been half as funny.

  19. Miral says:

    Actually, I hadn’t seen this one before, but I have seen this one (same author, different auditorium) :)

  20. HeatherRae says:

    This is so nifty! I’m going to put it on my LJ to share with my friends who don’t read your blog.

    I don’t care if it is so last summer. I like it! :-D

  21. Belzi.ET says:

    There are other movies on youtube with the same name (Human Tetris). I saw them a while ago and had a funny time watching them.


    It’s a japanese gameshow where a wall with a figure-formed hole runs towards the players and they have to jump through to pass.

  22. AngiePen says:

    That was awesome and I’ve never seen it before. :D These people definitely have too much time on their hands, but I’m glad they did it. [snicker]


  23. coffee buzz says:

    They should make Human Tetris into a real video game — NES original of course

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